Health

Surgical Face mask
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Joe DeStio
January 30, 2020 - 12:34 pm
With all the news about the Coronavirus and an early flu season, Pittsburghers are turning to surgical masks to help fight the spread of germs.
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The Costa Smeralda cruise ship is docked in the Civitavecchia port near Rome, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.
(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Associated Press
January 30, 2020 - 9:37 am
European countries on Thursday stepped up efforts to contain the virus infecting central China, sending a plane to evacuate hundreds of Europeans from the country and halting even more flights to China. Italian authorities kept some 7,000 people on a cruise ship while they checked for a possible...
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A girl wears a face mask as she play on a swing near the Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by a new virus that has now infected more people in China than were sickened in the country by SARS. (AP Photo/Arek Rataj)
Associated Press
January 29, 2020 - 3:44 pm
BEIJING (AP) — World health officials expressed “great concern” Wednesday that a dangerous new virus is starting to spread between people outside of China, a troubling development as China and the world frantically work to contain the outbreak. For a second day, the number of infections grew...
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An airplane carrying U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China, lands at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. Jan. 29, 2020. The passengers will undergo additional screenings in California and be placed in temporary housing. Officials have not said how long they will stay there. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Associated Press
January 29, 2020 - 3:08 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The 201 Americans evacuated from the Chinese city at the center of the virus outbreak are undergoing three days of monitoring at a Southern California military base to make sure they do not show signs of the virus, officials said Wednesday. The people flown out of China on...
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Andrew Limberg
January 29, 2020 - 11:10 am
wo more flu deaths have been reported in Allegheny County, bringing this month's total to five.
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 file photo, a British Airways plane, at left, is towed past other planes sitting parked at Heathrow Airport in London. British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. British Airways said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it is immediately suspending all flights to and from mainland China after the U.K. government warned against unnecessary travel to the country. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
Associated Press
January 29, 2020 - 10:48 am
BANGKOK (AP) — British Airways halted all flights to China and American Airlines suspended flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing as efforts to contain a new and deadly virus intensifies. The coronavirus has now infected more people in China than were sickened in the country by the SARS outbreak...
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Bedbug
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Andrew Limberg
January 28, 2020 - 12:14 pm
South Allegheny Middle School and High School students were dismissed early Tuesday after a bedbug was discovered in the school.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a television news interview during a break in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Associated Press
January 28, 2020 - 9:46 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases as a new viral illness spreads in China. The Massachusetts senator on Tuesday unveiled a plan that includes fully funding the federal Centers for Disease...
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China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, center, speaks with medical workers at Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.
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Associated Press
January 27, 2020 - 9:40 pm
China on Tuesday reported 25 more deaths from a new viral disease, raising the total to at least 106
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Security officials wear face masks as they march in formation near Tiananmen Gate adjacent to Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Associated Press
January 27, 2020 - 5:00 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China expanded its sweeping efforts on Monday to contain a dangerous new virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81. Mongolia closed its vast border with China, and Hong Kong and Malaysia announced...
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